Report Overview

Telecommunications Market Outlook

Consolidation coming to the end of an era and entering into a new phase of competition

Executive summary

The scale and pace of consolidation has been a major theme within the telecommunications market over the past few years and now the focus will move to competition as the consolidators seek to generate returns on their acquisitions
Structural shift from fixed line to mobile and data is ongoing and reflects higher rates of data consumption, increased internet speeds, and greater flexibility with entertainment and growth in the cloud
Strong growth is likely in emergent technologies such as M2M
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) decision on wholesale price regulation for receiving calls and SMS messages across Australia has impacted termination revenues and costs for mobile players
NBN has continued to build momentum through FY16 with increased numbers of premises RFS and premises activated